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January 2019

Keeping Prices Low for Small Town Broadband Networks

January 4th, 2019|News, Stories, Top Stories, Get the Latest Info|

As towns near completion of building our networks, we must consider how we're going to manage operating them, and what to charge customers in order to meet expenses. Often the focus is on hiring an Internet Service Provider (ISP) with the lowest price. But the ISP cost turns out to be only a small part [...]

November 2018

Executive Summary of Network Operations and Service Agreement with Cash Flow Diagram

November 18th, 2018|Documents|

The following document is an Executive Summary of Network Operations and Service Agreement, which summarizes the key points of the service agreements with towns and also has a diagram to help visualize the cash flow under this arrangement.

WiredWest Service Agreement with Towns

November 18th, 2018|Documents|

The following is the Service Agreement between WiredWest and member town MLPs that was passed on January 16, 2019.

WiredWest Bylaws including updates through January 16, 2019

November 18th, 2018|Uncategorized, Documents|

The following revised Bylaws were adopted by the Board on January 16, 2019.

Recent Updates

November 18th, 2018|Top Stories|

WiredWest Operational Contract with Westfield Gas & Electric

November 1st, 2018|Documents|

WiredWest Operational Contract with Westfield Gas & Electric After much negotiation, WiredWest and Westfield Gas & Electric (WG&E) have signed the contract below. This is for a comprehensive package of services include ISP, Network Operations, Customer and Tech support, automatic detection of line faults and equipment failures and initiation of repairs. WiredWest will monitor WG&E's [...]

June 2018

WiredWest Is Town’s Cheaper Operator For Broadband, Say Consultants

June 23rd, 2018|News, Stories, Top Stories, Get the Latest Info|

“WiredWest Is Town’s Cheaper Operator For Broadband, Say Consultants” By Katie Nolan Montague Reporter April 19, 2018 WENDELL - On Tuesday night, Jim Crowley of Holyoke Gas and Electric (HG&E) and Brian Richards of PineRidge Consulting presented a joint Wendell broadband committee and selectboard meeting with a comparison of costs for the town to operate a broadband network as an independent operator, or as a member of the WiredWest regional cooperative. The consultants considered administrative costs such as insurance, electrical power for the network electronic equipment, pole licensing, accounting, audits, legal fees, maintenance of the cables and other outdoor equipment, internet service provider (ISP) subscriber fees, and network backhaul (high bandwidth connection from the town’s electronic operation location to their wholesale ISP). The consultants’ report concluded that “Over time, as operator of a regional cooperative network, WiredWest could offer a better value to all members towns, as opposed to operating their network independently.” Because the consultants’ presentation and committee and citizen questions continued from 7pm until after 9pm, the joint meeting tabled all of its other agenda items, including item #9, “Possibility of revoting Town authorization of Broadband project,” until Tuesday, April 24 at 7pm. Approximately a dozen citizens attended the meeting, including Robbie Leppzer, author of an open letter to the selectboard affirming “strong support for building a municipally-owned broadband network in Wendell,” and other signers of this letter. Here is a link to download the full report (PDF - 1 MB): www.turningtide.com/…/Comparison_of_Broadband_Operational_M…

May 2018

Worthington Options Comparison

May 4th, 2018|Documents|

Please be patient while the spreadsheet loads. You can download the excel file with the link below.

April 2018

WiredWest Bylaws including updates through April 18, 2018

April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized, Documents|

WiredWest Budget FY2019

April 14th, 2018|Documents, Financials|

WiredWest Budget FY2019